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Athens road crews expect to be clearing, sanding until at least noon Thursday

Wish ACC would clear Old Lexington Rd.

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:01

Sikora: Republicans share blame for Benghazi

What Sikora fails to mention is that the State Department under Clinton failed to spend much of the money that was available and specifically allocated for embassy security. In fact, money was spent to upgrade facilities in locations where no threat existed to diplomatic missions while other areas where credible evidence indicated a persistent danger to US personnel were ignored. Sikora may think he can help "cleanse" Hillary's image in advance of her run for president but his flaccid defense amounts to little more than trying to wash a turd.

posted @ Friday, January 31, 2014 - 16:22

Athens man on parole for cop-assault conviction arrested again

…and the seasons, they go round and round and the painted ponies go up and down...

posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:56

Georgia rifle manufacturer announces $20M expansion

Daniel Defense produces high quality firearms and accessories. Jobs in the firearms manufacturing industry are skilled and pay well, the type of jobs that are needed in the state's economy. Hopefully, the growth in this area will encourage other producers to relocate to Georgia.

posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:55

Teachers, state workers upset about health plan changes

I think that all those people who believe their insurance and out of pocket costs are increasing must be making a mathematical error. After all, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and all the other Democrats (and it was only Democrats that voted for the ACA) said that Obamacare would save the average family $2500 per year.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 20:40

Teachers, state workers upset about health plan changes

[quote][b]fatmack0011[/b] - My car ran out of gas, blame it on Obama. My kid was suspended from school, blame it on Obama. My husband cheated on me, blame it on Obama. Come on folks dont let folks keep pissing on your head and tell you its raining.[/quote]

It's all Bush's fault. It really doesn't matter if it's [filtered word] or rain when you're too stupid to come in out of it.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:55

BLOG: Athens mayoral candidate Tim Denson releases campaign platform

• Actively work to protect Athenians’ privacy from NSA spying.

I suppose he plans to give everyone a tinfoil hat like the one he's wearing.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:44

Allen: Extending unemployment benefits exacerbates jobs problem

I think all Americans should support an extension of jobless benefits despite the negative effects that accompany the continuous reauthorization of unemployment compensation. It is clear that Obama will do nothing to improve the prospects of job seekers or promote job creation in America. As long as that worthless fool remains president the rest of us must try to mitigate the disastrous results of his administration on our fellow citizens.

posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 19:34

Man in biker assault files legal claim against NYC

I hope he collects at least a billion dollars.

posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 18:27

Fein: Extending 'corporate rights' endangers people's constitutional rights

@dahreese: Union membership for government workers is significantly higher than the private sector.

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 18:10

Fein: Extending 'corporate rights' endangers people's constitutional rights

Extending government power endangers people's constitutional rights.

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:48

Man fatally shot at Florida theater over texting

[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] - Truly, it is time for Progressives to really assert their rule over America by disarming millions of conservative fools.[/quote]

That's what 'progressives" did in Germany during the 1930's.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 16:07

2 shot at Florida movie theater, 1 later dies


Ban movie theaters.


And cell phones.

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 08:10

Young: Rather than fight inequality, seek opportunity

@SIGNOFF: What exactly is "their fair share"? Do you have a figure or percentage in mind or are you simply parroting mindless talking points? Do you pay your fair share or do you wish some to pay more so that you can pay less?

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 16:53

MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby

[quote][b]AF Redux[/b] - I never said I was nice.[/quote]

You never said you were intelligent either but in both cases the truth is obvious.

posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 18:49

Hart County deputies arrest suspect in shooting of deer hunter

Is the guy wearing a barber's cape in the photo?

posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 09:47

Blackmon: Children are community responsibility

If you read my entire post, perhaps you should go back and re-read Blackmon's column. In typical liberal fashion she implies that the problem is with those who don't blindly accept that it is their duty to give more (and more and more) and not with those who continue to have children without accepting responsibility as parents. By any objective measure, the approach advocated by social engineers is not achieving the desired results, yet rather than admit we are pursuing a faulty paradigm Blackmon and others insist that we simply aren't giving enough to it. Such reasoning, if it can be called reasoning, is akin to saying that the reason we have a litter problem is not because some people irresponsibly dispose of unwanted items but because those that behave differently don't spend enough time and money cleaning up behind those that trash the community. As long as Blackmon and others like yourself continue to call for symptomatic treatment rather than addressing the problem directly, we will continue to expend resources that could be better used for the benefit of many rather than subsidizing the irresponsibility of a few.

posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 17:48

Blackmon: Children are community responsibility

@dahreese: Although it probably challenges your attention span, try reading the subsequent sentences to gain some context.

posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:14

Blackmon: Children are community responsibility

"Sadly, too many folks want someone else to deal with these obligations." Sadly, those are often the parents of children who feel it is the duty of society to provide for their offspring. I wonder if Blackmon has ever grasped the concept of responsibility being commensurate with authority? If the community is truly responsible for taking care of children it must have the authority to deal with both the children and the parents that place an inordinate demand on the community's resources. Sadly, too many people feel the answer lies in platitudes about how it takes a village to raise a child. It appears that Blackmon is one of those.

posted @ Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:18

Woman caught shoplifting in Athens tries to swallow pills

@AF Redux: Though I probably don't really qualify as an "anti-statist", I have worked for many years to rein in the power of the DEA, EPA, ATF, FBI, FDA, the courts, the presidency, and the Congress. Maybe I am an "anti-statist" after all.

posted @ Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 11:50

Georgia group concerned with federal court nominations

Judging from the story as reported on Atlanta TV news, it appears the group is upset that the nominees are not African American. It seems that the judicial qualifications and character of those selected are less important than the color of their skin.

posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 22:12

'Junk insurance' comes back to haunt its policyholders

[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Insurance, especially medical insurance, is way too complicated for the average person to adequately assess. It's purposely designed this way so that the consumer can be easily bamboozled.[/quote]

Sounds like the Internal Revenue Code.

posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 13:27

Belluz, Hoffman: 'Celebrity medicine' is health challenge

Using Katie Couric's show for for information on making health care decisions seems almost as stupid as listening to Obama for advice on how to improve the health care system in this country.

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 19:45

Athens cop kicks in door to save assault victim

@Severin: Clearly this guy needs more probation.

posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 - 19:26

Grimes: Is it time to increase federal minimum wage?

Rather than increasing the minimum wage, perhaps the government should set maximum prices on a host of goods and services that are necessary for our economy. If Congress were to regulate prices, it would increase the buying power of those who are on the lower end of the wage/salary scale. $2 per gallon gasoline, $1 per gallon of milk, .75 cents per loaf of bread, the list goes on and ultimately would improve the lives of more people than an increase in the minimum wage could ever do.

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 17:45

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